The Director of the National Science Foundation shall continue to carry out research activities on ocean acidification which shall support competitive, merit-based, peer-reviewed proposals for research, observation, and monitoring of ocean acidification and its impacts, including—
(1) impacts on marine organisms, including species cultured for aquaculture, and marine ecosystems;
(2) impacts on ocean, coastal, and estuarine biogeochemistry;
(3) the development of methodologies and technologies to evaluate ocean acidification and its impacts; and
(4) impacts of multiple stressors on ecosystems exhibiting hypoxia, harmful algal blooms, or sediment delivery, combined with changes in ocean chemistry.
(Pub. L. 111–11, title XII, § 12407, Mar. 30, 2009, 123 Stat. 1441; Pub. L. 116–271, title I, § 112, Dec. 31, 2020, 134 Stat. 3344.)